Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums.
Located at the river Isar in Southern Bavaria, it is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer festival. Munich has a thriving cultural scene and many travellers are absolutely stunned by the quality of the architecture. Although it was heavily damaged by Allied bombing during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city centre appears mostly as it did in the early 1900s, including its largest church, the Frauenkirche cathedral, and the famous City Hall.
Munich is a major international centre of business, engineering and research, exemplified by the presence of two research universities, several multinational companies, and world class technology and science museums like the Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum.
Munich has a continental climate, strongly modified by the city’s altitude and proximity to the northern edge of the Alps. This means that precipitation is high, and rainstorms can come violently and unexpectedly.
- Country: Germany
- State: Bavaria
- Administrative Region: Upper Bavaria
- First Mentioned: 1158
- City Area: 19.86 sq mi
- Elevation: 1,710 ft
- City Population: 1,464,301
- Time Zone: CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
- Postal Codes: 80331–81929
- Dialling Codes: 089
- Vehicle Registration: M